USMC IT Day 2023 Speakers
AFCEA Quantico-Potomac is pleased to welcome our speakers for USMC IT Day 2023. Click below to see the image and bio of each speaker.
Col Robert O. Bailey
Portfolio Director, Manpower IT System Modernization (MITSM)
Program Executive Officer for Manpower, Logistics and Business Solutions (PEO MLB)
Colonel Robert O. Bailey was born in Fairfax, VA, in 1973 and grew up in the National Capital Region. He attended the United States Naval Academy where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and a commission in the United States Marine Corps in 1995.
After attending the Basic School, Colonel Bailey attended the United States Army Field Artillery Officer Basic Course. Colonel Bailey’s operational tours included duty with 10th Marine Regiment as a Forward observer, Guns Platoon Commander and Battery Executive Officer; and with the 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion as a Force Reconnaissance Platoon Commander, MEU Reconnaissance Detachment Officer-in-Charge and Maritime Special Purpose Force Commander, and Reconnaissance Company Commander. Colonel Bailey deployed with the 24th and 26th Marine Expeditionary Units (Special Operations Capable).
Colonel Bailey was a Distinguished Graduate of the Naval Postgraduate School where he earned a Master of Science in Management with a concentration in Defense Acquisition Management. His acquisition assignments include Test Management Officer for the Program Manager, Advanced Amphibious Assault; System Acquisition Manager for the Program Executive Offices for Special Programs and SOF Warrior Systems at the HQ USSOCOM; Branch Head and Assistant Operations Officer for the Marine Corps Tactical Systems Support Activity (MCTSSA); Director for the Marine Corps Amphibious Vehicle Test Branch; Product Manager for Infantry Combat Equipment; MCTSSA Commanding Officer; Marine Corps Systems Command Portfolio Manager, Command Element Systems; Deputy PEO and Director of the Command Strategy and Business, PEO Digital and Enterprise Services. He currently serves as the Portfolio Director for Manpower IT System Modernization (MITSM), PEO Manpower, Logistics and Business Solutions.
Colonel Bailey is the Distinguished Graduate from the U.S. Army Field Artillery Officer Basic Course, and a Distinguished Graduate of the Eisenhower School where he earned a Master of Science in National Security and Resource Strategy. He is a Project Management Professional (PMP) and holds several DAWIA primary and subsidiary career field certifications in Program Management; Systems Planning, Research, Development and Engineering; Test and Evaluation; and Production, Quality and Manufacturing.
Colonel Bailey is married to the former Ms. Carmen Fifer from Annapolis, MD, and they have two children, Maggie (16) and Finnegan (12).
Mr. Art Bornschein
Technical Director, Department of Defense Chief Information Office (DOD CIO
Mr. Bornschein currently serves as Director for Cybersecurity Architecture for the Deputy DOD CIO for Cybersecurity. He has served thirty four (34) years in various capacities in industry, active duty, reserve forces, and government service. Twenty three (23) years of this experience is in classified IT systems management and cybersecurity supporting: Marine Corps Acquisitions for Combat Operations Centers, Marine Corps tactical C2 collaboration suite production to IRQ/AFG, IndoPac NMCI Transition.
Education: BS Economics Cornell University, MS IT Systems Management Naval Postgraduate School
Ms. Johany M. Deal
Director of Contracts
Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC)
United States Marine Corps (USMC)
Ms. Johany M. Deal currently serves as the Director of Contracts for the Marine Corps Systems Command. As the senior civilian for contracting, she is responsible for all phases of contracting for an array of programs; including ground weapons and information technology systems. She leads a contracting organization comprised of more than 250 contracting professionals that provides quality, timely and cost-effective, and value-added Marine Air Ground Task Force procurement solutions to Marine Corps Systems Command Portfolio Managers, Program Managers and affiliated Program Executive Officers (PEOs).
Prior to becoming the Director of Contracts for Marine Corps Systems Command, she joined Program Executive Officer Land Systems (PEO LS) as the Assistant Commander Program Executive Officer Land Systems for Contracts (APEO LS CT) in February 2016. She served on the executive staff supporting PEO LS on all contracts related issues and oversaw contracting for the PEO LS portfolio; consisting of 21 programs ranging from Acquisition Categories (ACAT) I through Abbreviated Acquisition Programs (AAP) worth $9.2B across the Five Year Defense Plan (FYDP). In her role as the APEO LS CT, she was also responsible for leading discussions and addressing contract procurement issues for the PEO with the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition & Sustainment), Assistant Secretary of the Navy – Research, Development and Acquisition (ASN RDA), Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy – Procurement (DASN (P)), the Commandant of the Marine Corps (CMC), Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC) and congressional leaders. Prior to her role as APEO LS CT she worked for the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) – Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) System from February 2013 through February 2016. She served as a Procuring Contracting Officer (PCO) supporting the Aegis Ashore (AA) Program, which is a very high visibility, unique, and complex presidentially mandated program of the European Phased Adaptive Approach (EPAA) for missile defense. The contract portfolio for the overall AA program was estimated at over $2B. From July 2006 through February 2013, she worked for Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) under PEO-A (Major Weapons Systems, Assault and Special Missions). She served as a PCO and Lead Contract Specialist on various Acquisition Category ACAT IC and ID Programs (H-53, MH-60, Presidential Helicopters Replacement Program VXX/VH-71, and P-8A), as well as an ACAT II program (Commercial Derivative Aircraft Program). The contract portfolios for the overall programs ranged from $2B to $15.7B. From September 2004 through July 2006 she served as a Contract Specialist supporting Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) Special Communications Requirements (SCR) Division.
She earned her Master’s Degree (MBA) from the University of Mary Washington (UMW), majoring in Contracts and Procurement Management (2005). She also received her Bachelor’s Degree from UMW, majoring in Business Administration (2003). Ms. Deal is DAWIA Level III certified in Contracting and is a member of the Defense Acquisition Corps.
BG Paul H. Fredenburgh III, US Army (Ret.)
Executive Vice President AFCEA International, National Security and Defense
BG Paul H. Fredenburgh III, USA (Ret.) serves as AFCEA’s executive vice president for National Security and Defense. He recently retired following a distinguished military career in the U.S. Army that spanned 33 years and numerous commands and duty stations. He most recently served as the deputy commander of Joint Force Headquarters–Department of Defense Information Network (JFHQ-DODIN), where he directed an organization focused on command and control of global network and defensive cyber operations that enabled cyber mission assurance for the DoD.
His other significant assignments include service as Director, Command, Control, Communications, and Cyber (C4) for the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command and Commandant of the Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy at the National Defense University. He successfully performed increasing responsibilities across a range of staff and command positions in joint, multinational, and Army units, both in the United States and while deployed. He earned a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont, and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the infantry, later transitioning to signal.
He earned a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval College of Command and Staff, Newport, Rhode Island, and a Master of Science in National Resource Strategy with a concentration in information operations from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University, Fort McNair, Washington, D.C.
Lieutenant General Matthew G. Glavy
Deputy Commandant, Information (DC,I)
Lieutenant General Glavy was commissioned in May 1986 through the United States Naval Academy. Upon receiving his wings in September of 1988, he was selected to fly the CH-46 Sea Knight.
Assignments in the Operating Forces include Weapons and Tactics Instructor and Embark Officer, HMM-261 (REIN); Aircraft Maintenance Officer, and Executive Officer, HMM-265 (REIN); Current Operations Officer, G-3, 1st MAW; Commanding Officer, HMM-265 (REIN); Commanding General, 2d Marine Aircraft Wing, Commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Cyberspace Command and Commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Space Command.
Assignments in the Supporting Establishment include Platoon Commander, Officer Candidate School; Operational Test Director, White House Liaison Officer, Presidential Command Pilot and Commanding Officer, HMX-1.
Headquarters and Staff Assignments: Plans, Policy and Operation, HQMC; Information Operations, Joint Staff J3; HQMC Aviation, Expeditionary Enablers Branch; Assistant Deputy Commandant for Aviation, Marine Corps Staff; Deputy Director of Current Operations, United States Cyber Command.
Military Education: The Amphibious Warfare School, Marine Corps Command and Staff College and Marine Corps War College. Master’s degrees in both Military Studies and Strategic Studies and a Bachelor of Science in Systems Engineering from the United States Naval Academy.
Mr. Louis A. Koplin
Deputy Chief Technology Officer, Department of the Navy CIO
Portfolio Manager (Acting), Platform Application Services
PEO Digital and Enterprise Services
Louis Koplin is the DON Deputy CTO, responsible for overseeing Modernization and Technology efforts across Navy and Marine Corps IT. He focuses specifically on infrastructure optimization, network and data center portfolio management, cloud and zero trust strategies, enterprise services, digital identity and access, and strategic spectrum management. Since Nov 2022, he has also served as the portfolio manager for Platform Application Services at PEO Digital and Enterprise Services, covering cloud, DevSecOps, and ICAM solutions.
Previously, Mr. Koplin served on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations (OPNAV N4) as Logistics IT portfolio manager, where he led digital transformation efforts across a portfolio spanning over 2,000 systems and applications. Mr. Koplin also managed the functional community of 36,000 DON civilian logistics personnel. Prior to that, Mr. Koplin worked at Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Weapon System Support (WSS) in Philadelphia, PA. During that time, he managed supply chains for avionics, electronic countermeasures, and unmanned aerial systems (MQ-8 Fire Scout, MQ-4B Triton), as well as managing global distribution logistics for high-value repairable systems and spare parts.
Mr. Koplin has received two Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Awards and the ADM Stan Arthur Award for Logistics. He received a B.S. in Computer Science and B.A. in History from Pennsylvania State University in 2001; a Certificate in Systems Analysis from the Naval Postgraduate School in 2007; and an M.S. in Supply Chain Management from the Syracuse University Whitman School of Business in 2012.
Ms. Christine Lamer
Program Manager, Naval Applications and Business Services (NABS)
Ms. Christine Lamer is the program manager for Naval Applications and Business Services (NABS), a Program Executive Office for Manpower, Logistics and Business Solutions (PEO MLB) portfolio. Established in June 2022, NABS is the first truly naval portfolio dedicated to delivering enterprise business applications and services that support both Sailors and Marines in the PEO MLB. NABS has a diverse portfolio of 23 programs delivering procurement and contract writing systems, logistics, personnel, data, recruiting, training, risk and medical records management as well as deployment and force structure planning and execution capabilities to the Navy, Marine Corps and Department of Defense (DoD) customers.
Previously, Ms. Lamer served as the Fleet Systems Principal Assistant Program Manager (PAPM), NABS. In that role, she provided acquisition oversight to a portfolio of six programs and up to $30 million a year supporting fleet capabilities and business management solutions. Under her leadership, one individual was recognized with a Civilian Service Commendation Medal another was recognized with an NDIA A. Bryan Lasswell Award and her teams earned six Lightning Bolt awards from Naval Information Warfare Systems Command (NAVWAR). Ms. Lamer also initiated the NABS Women’s Leadership Award to recognize accomplishments and contributions by women in the program office who have demonstrated superior performance and leadership beyond the scope of their normal responsibilities in furthering the mission and core values of NABS.
Prior to becoming Fleet Systems PAPM, she served as the Director of Global Transition and Convergence (GTC) at Naval Enterprise Networks (NEN) Program Management Office where she earned a Meritorious Civilian Service Award for her efforts that led to the successful transition to the Next Generation Enterprise Networks (NGEN) $7.2 billion contract.
Ms. Lamer is a graduate of National Defense University, with a master’s in IT program management. She holds a bachelor’s degree in management and computer information systems. She is DAWIA Program Management (Advanced) certified and is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. Awards include multiple NAVWAR Lightning Bolt and a Meritorious Civilian Award.
Mr. Keegan Mills
Engineering IT & Cyber Tech Lead, Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC)
As Acting Director of the Technical Management and Analysis Directorate of the Deputy to the Commander for Systems Engineering and Acquisition Logistics, Mr. Mills serves as the technical leadership expert and principal advisor to the Commander, Executive Director, and Chief Engineer MCSC, including Program Executive Office Land Systems (PEO-LS) and subordinate activities, for cyberspace, cybersecurity, and information technology (IT) management. In this role, Mr. Mills is the MCSC lead for future engineering of the Service Information Environment (IE) and its primary construct the Marine Corps Enterprise Network (MCEN).
Prior to joining MCSC, Mr. Mills served as the Chief Information Officer for a DC based defense firm where he developed the company’s software engineering, network engineering, and cybersecurity competencies. Mr. Mills was an active participant with the Defense Industrial Base Cybersecurity Information Sharing (DIB CS) partnership, and worked to encourage industry to share threat information. Before becoming CIO, Mr. Mills served as Director of IT and built the company’s technology infrastructure from its earliest iterations; developed custom business software; implemented advanced cyber defense, detection, and action methods; and pioneered network threat detection using data sonification.
Mr. Mills began his career as a video editor, software developer and network engineer in the media and advertising industry before moving to the defense sector. As a contractor, Mr. Mills was a network engineer and software developer for NAVSEA and OPNAV before becoming a partner in the defense start-up firm he would help to build over the next 20 years.
Mr. Mills holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Technology from University of Maryland University College.
Colonel Ross A. Monta
Portfolio Manager, Command Element Systems
Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC)
Colonel Monta, a native of Pennsylvania, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in May 1995. Upon graduation from The Basic School in February 1996, he proceeded to the Field Artillery Officers Basic Course at Fort Sill, OK.
Colonel Monta’s operational tours included duty with 3rd Battalion 11th Marines as a Forward Observer and Motor Transport Officer, Battery Executive Officer, and S-3A for field operations and Battalion Adjutant. He attended the Security Supervisor Course then served as 3rd Platoon Commander for Marine Corps Security Forces Company, Strategic Weapons Facility Pacific, eventually serving as the Operations and Logistic Officer representing the Marine Corps to the Navy for procurement of Up-Armored HMMV’s. After completion of the Artillery Captains Course, Colonel Monta served as the Battalion Logistics Officer for 3rd Battalion 11th Marines, and was selected as Battery Commander, Battery M, 3/11 supporting combat operations with I MEF units in the first OIF campaigns from Kuwait to Baghdad.
Colonel Monta attended the Naval Postgraduate School where he earned a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering. His acquisition assignments include Project Officer for Product Group Information Systems and Infrastructure; Project Manager for Marine Corps Enterprise Information Technology Services; Program Manager for Total Force Information Technology Systems; and Product Manager Marine Corps Enterprise Services. He was selected to the Secretary of Defense Corporate Fellow Program, after which he returned to MARCORSYSCOM to serve as Deputy Program Manager Armor and Fire Support; Direct Report Program Manager Marine Corps Wargaming Capability; Portfolio Manager Supporting Establishment Systems; Marine Corps Deputy PEO Digital; and Portfolio Manager Command Element Systems.
Colonel Monta’s primary career field certification is DAIWA Level III in Program Management and a subsidiary Level I in Engineering. Personal awards include Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with Combat V, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and Combat Action Ribbon.
Colonel Monta resides in Fredericksburg, Virginia with his wife Dru and their children.
Mr. Eugene L. Morin, Jr.
Marine Corps Enterprise Network (MCEN)
PEO Digital and Enterprise Services
Mr. Morin has 21 years of acquisition experience in the acquisition and development of Marine Corps programs. Mr. Morin has served as Project Officer, Team Lead, Product Manager, and Program Manager with experience in a wide variety of programs and advanced projects ranging from support equipment, intelligence systems, and light tactical vehicles. His experience covers all phases of the acquisition process and includes the Third Echelon Test Set and various Test Program Sets, Electronic Maintenance Support System, Condition Based Maintenance Plus, Intelligence Analysis System, Topographic Production Capability, Tactical Exploitation Group Remote Workstation, Utility Task Vehicle, High Mobility Multi-Purpose Wheeled Vehicle, and Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV).
Eugene L. Morin Jr. was born in Pomona, California. He graduated from Tehachapi High School in 1980 and enlisted in the Marine Corps. He received a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Management from the University of Maryland, College Park in 1995. In 2005, he received a Master of Science in Electronics and Computer Technology from Indiana State University.
In September 2020, Mr. Morin was assigned as the Deputy Director, Marine Corps Enterprise Network (MCEN), Program Executive Office (PEO), Digital and Enterprise Services, where he currently serves. The MCEN program office retains decision authority for all PEO Digital USMC acquisition category level III and service category level IV and below efforts, fiscal authority for all USMC funding lines and serves as liaison between Commander Marine Corps Systems Command and PEO Digital.
Mr. Morin was previously assigned as the Product Manager – JLTV, Program Manager Light Tactical Vehicles, Program Executive Office, Land Systems (PEO LS) where he was responsible for the procurement, fielding, and sustainment of the JLTV and companion trailer.
During his tour with JLTV, he served as the primary Marine Corps representative on the Joint Program Office (JPO) staff and led the development and execution of strategies to horizontally field and sustain the JLTV across the Marine Expeditionary Forces and supporting establishments. His efforts supported the JPO in providing Marine Corps requirements in obtaining a successful full rate production decision and delegation of fielding decision to PEO LS. In parallel, he coordinated with the PEO LS staff to ensure that Marine Corps unique fielding requirements were met, resulting in a successful fielding decision. In July 2020, he supported Marine Corps Operational Test and Evaluation Activity in the conduct of a follow-on operational test and evaluation (FOT&E) to validate Marine Corps unique requirements for the JLTV in an infantry battalion. The FOT&E was completed, and the program received a favorable assessment. The program achieved initial operational capability in August 2019 after completing fielding to three formal learning centers and one infantry battalion.
Mr. Morin retired from the Marine Corps after 21 years of service, prior to retiring from active-duty Mr. Morin achieved the rank of Chief Warrant Officer – 3.
Mr. Morin is a member of the Acquisition Professional Community, certified at the Advanced level in Program Management, and is a certified Program Management Professional.
Mr. Morin is married to his wife of 38 years, and has two daughters, who live nearby and visit frequently.
Mr. Peter C. Reddy
Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Atlantic
As Executive Director and senior civilian official of Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Atlantic, Peter C. Reddy sets command-wide strategic goals and manages engineering and business operations for more than 4,900 federal civilian and military employees, and approximately 9,000 industry partners. NIWC Atlantic’s main campus is in Charleston, South Carolina, with several offices located inside and outside the continental U.S. Reddy is responsible for the execution of technical work applying systems engineering and programmatic discipline to deliver information warfare solutions to warfighters. He provides technical stewardship and expert advice to the Fleet, resource sponsors and stakeholders in the cyber warfare and business IT domains. He works closely with NAVWAR headquarters and the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (RDT&E) to further strengthen NIWC Atlantic’s organic engineering capabilities.
Commissioned a U.S. Marine Corps second lieutenant in May 1984, Reddy served as an Air Defense Control Officer. He served as an Air Control Officer and Weapons and Tactics Instructor at Marine Air Control Squadrons 7 and 6 in Yuma, Arizona, and Cherry Point, North Carolina, respectively. Significant operational assignments were as Command, Control, Communications Department Head at Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron 1; and commanding officer of Marine Air Control Squadron 4, MCAS Futenma, Okinawa, Japan, deploying with his squadron to Afghanistan and Uzbekistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He was also commanding officer of Marine Air Control Group 38, deploying with the Group to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Reddy’s staff and acquisition assignments included Mobile Electronic Warfare Support System Project Officer at Marine Corps Systems Command (MARCORSYSCOM), Quantico, Virginia; and Air Defense Action Officer, Air Command and Control Branch at Marine Corps headquarters. He served as Project Team Leader for the Common Aviation Command and Control System, MARCORSYSCOM; and Product Group 11 Director, MAGTF C2, Weapons and Sensors Development and Integration, MARCORSYSCOM. After a command reorganization, he was named Program Manager, MAGTF Command, Control and Communications from 2012 until his retirement from active duty in February 2014.
After briefly working as a contractor supporting the Rapid Reaction Technology Office, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (AT&L), Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Emerging Capability & Prototyping), Mr. Reddy entered federal civil service as chief engineer for the Expeditionary Enterprise Systems & Solutions Sub-Portfolio at NIWC Atlantic. He was selected systems engineer for the Marine Corps and Special Operations Command Portfolio in March 2015. In this position, he provided technical oversight for all center engineering support provided to the Marine Corps and U.S. Special Operations Command spanning command, control, communications, cyber operations, vehicular integration, information technology, and software development and sustainment projects.
In January 2017, Reddy was selected for the Senior Science and Technology Manager (SSTM) position of NIWC Atlantic Chief Engineer/5.0 Engineering Competency Lead. He provided technical leadership of the Engineering competency, and formulated, planned and developed comprehensive sets of systems engineering best practices across NIWC Atlantic.
In January 2019, he was selected as NIWC Atlantic Deputy Executive Director, providing management oversight over the command’s customer facing departments and project management function. He entered the Senior Executive Service as the command’s Executive Director in November 2019.
A 1984 graduate of the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Science in aerospace engineering, Reddy also received a Master of Science in systems engineering (electronic warfare) (with distinction) from the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), Monterey, California; and a Masters of Strategic Studies (distinguished graduate) from the Marine Corps War College. He also has a Master’s in Business Administration from George Mason University and a Master’s Certificate in Information Systems and Operations from NPS. Mr. Reddy also graduated from the Air Command and Staff College and the Marine Corps War College. He is certified Level III in the Defense Acquisition Program Management and Systems Engineering Career Fields; as a Certified Systems Engineering Professional; as a Project Management Professional; and as a Professional Engineer.
Mr. Brandon C. Wehler
Acting Technical Director
Program Executive Office
Manpower, Logistics, and Business Solutions (PEO MLB)
Brandon Wehler is the acting Technical Director for the Program Executive Office for Manpower, Logistics and Business Solutions (PEO MLB). In this role, he oversees the Technical Director Office (TDO) with a technical vision for enabling agile, innovative technology services to PEO MLB. He drives the mission for providing services, policy and processes that enhance the continual evolution of technology adoption within PEO MLB.
Mr. Wehler joined PEO MLB in August 2022 as acting Technical Director. In fall 2022, Mr. Wehler completed an evaluation of the PEO’s portfolios, resulting in the creation of the PEO MLB Technical Director Office (TDO) by combining the Technical Director, Data Transformation Services and Innovation Support Services teams. The creation of the TDO will provide better support to PEO MLB portfolios in reaching their goals, aligning and balancing capabilities and resources across the PEO and facilitating a culture shift to better adopt and embrace new operational philosophies, strategies and approaches.
Mr. Wehler came to the PEO from Navy ERP Financial IT Services portfolio (PMW 220), where he served as the Technical Director since 2018. While at Navy ERP, Mr. Wehler led the successful migration of Navy ERP to the AWS GovCloud, while also upgrading the SAP Navy ERP Central Component (ECC) system to Suite on HANA, resulting in a go-live 9 months ahead of schedule. Mr. Wehler was also responsible for Navy ERP’s sustainment operations and successfully stood up an SAP Center of Excellence (COE). In 2022, Mr. Wehler successfully led Navy ERP’s migration to a new cloud service provider (CSP) in 123 days from acquisition award to production cutover.
Prior to beginning his federal service career, Mr. Wehler worked for over 22 years in the private sector supporting Navy and Army systems. His background is in information systems, including IT program management, systems engineering, network engineering, and IT support services for development, coding and applications administration.
Mr. Wehler originally hails from Leonardtown, Md. He has a Bachelor’s of Science in information technology management, and additional certifications from Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Information Technology, Microsoft, RedHat, and CompTIA.